At YouthMundus & Inner Voice Artists, we aim to not only be a platform for music, film and global change, but for the artists and global changemakers who create them.
Our Artist Spotlight series aims to create a space for discovery of new, budding global talent, while simultaneously offering you an exclusive glimpse into their creative process.
In this week’s edition, we’re extremely excited to feature Lane Brodie, a hip-hop artist from Maryland, whose unassuming excitement from producing his first song in a college dorm room, turned into a passion that he's cultivated into a craft.
Originally from Baltimore, Lane Brodie moved to suburban Laurel, Maryland when he was adopted by his uncle at two-years-old. Even from a young age his primary goal in life was always to inspire his loved ones to pursue their dreams. At age 18,Lane discovered the power of music and how he could inspire others through creating his own art.
Brodie describes his sound as "Pop Slang" which is also the title of his debut album. This self created genre was influenced by the sounds that he's resonated with most as an artist which include pop, rap and hip-hop.
Currently Lane is working on creating another album to be released at a later date. In the mean time he's come out with his single, Crank, off the album and and recently accompanied it with a music video set in Washington D.C's Chinatown. YouthMundus sat down with Lane Brodie and discussed how inspiring others to purse their dreams has been such a driving force in him deciding to purse his own.
What inspires you and your creative process? Life. This life has more to offer than any one person can take in. Iʼm inspired to share my story and tell the world that their story matters as well. I aim to make music that can be felt, so I really feel it out anyway I can. I’ve set up a mic in the middle of a party and I’ve also recorded in a car to get the feel I want.
What is the connection between your music and social justice? Why? I think my music ultimately inspires others to find light and positivity no matter the odds against them. I plan to use my music to influence a positive change in communities like the ones my family grew up in/around.
What inspired you to pursue music? What were the challenges you overcame in this? Music can to help change the lives of the people around me. Thereʼs been too many challenges in my life to name. I enjoyed all of them though. In 2016 I moved to Ohio where I only knew one person. I lived out there and the challenge was to survive. I slept in a car for a while or at someone’s house. Friends of mine know I love challenges so I kinda find them daily. The easiest is the challenge of myself. I'm always trying to surprise MYSELF.
What’s been the most rewarding part of being an artist for you? Do you have any advice for future musicians? The reward is getting to do it! Not everyone has the opportunity to work with the people I have, and make the friends that I have made. The only advice I would give to artists is to surround yourself with the right people. The easiest way to do that is to go where they are, and be a genuinely good person.
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